Karim Taga

5G Italy 2019 / Karim Taga

Karim Taga

Managing Partner Telecommunications, Information Technology, Media & Electronics, Arthur D. Little


Beyond 5G: the 6G perspective



  • Managing Partner and leading the Global TIME practice

Consulting focus

  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Due-diligence
  • Telecom and media sectors
  • Europe and emerging countries

Professional background

  • For > 22 years with Arthur D. Little
  • 4 years leading European telecom. supplier


  • Ph.D from Vienna University of Technology
  • Master of Science from the Ecole Supérieure de l’Energie et des Matériaux, Orléans France with a master thesis accomplishment at the University of California Berkeley as an exchange student

Relevant projects

  • Karim has worked with leading operators in different parts of the word, involved in the transformation of half a dozen operators in the last 5 years
  • Karim is jury member of several 5G innovation awards in Europe, MENA and USA i.e. evaluating several times a year the best ideas and proposal submitted by multiple stakeholders: telcos, vendors etc.
  • Has supported telcos in diversifying their service portfolio, some operators already exceeded by more than 20% their revenues with non-core business
  • Has scouted and identified appropriate partners in multiple domains for telcos to expand their capabilities and addressing new market opportunities such as smart home, smart city, in the IoT domain etc.
  • Was in charge of several projects for telco operators for a radical cost transformation “zero cost base”
  • Was in charge of  designing and reviewing several mobile and fixed strategies (portfolio roadmap for consumers and enterprise, partnership, convergence, operating model etc.)
  • Was in charge of several fixed mobile convergence projects
  • Has supported operators in defining the road map of their network and IT roadmap
  • Has supported several telcos in writing their RFP to select suppliers and redefine their sourcing strategy
  • Has worked for a leading operator globally in assessing the bargaining power with selective suppliers and derive a “strategic sourcing strategy”

Additional experience

  • Chairing multiple conferences in Asia, America, Europe and MENA
  • Invited key note speaker in multiple telecommunication events

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